Solar Bollard Lighting is a trading business owned by Key Wholesalers Pty Ltd located in Brendale Australia who was the main R&D company for all the groups solar lighting solutions dating back to 2003. Key Wholesalers Pty Ltd t/a Solar Bollard Lighting is a subsidiary company of Key Logic Pty Ltd who is the owner of all the IP and solar bollard designs by Mike Arieni including the current SBL Series Registered Design No. 332890 (2010) design starting in late 2008 before final pre-production in 2012, and the current SBL2 Model Innovation Patent No.: 2016102225 (2016) design starting in 2014 before final pre-production in 2016.
Our award winning All-In-One solar lighting has exports to over 35 countries with our 3rd generation SBL2 solar powered bollard light Certified IP68 & IK10 specifically designed to be capable of submersion (IP68) for Solar Pathway Lightings, Solar Street Lighting, Solar Marina Lighting, Solar Pontoon Lighting, Solar Mine Site Lighting especially in locations where cyclones-hurricanes-typhoons, tidal surges, tsunamis, and generalised flooding is prominent and with specific power models designed for locations that are fully shaded throughout the day with only ambient irradiation available to recharge fully daily which helps us continue to be the dominant market innovator within this solar lighting sector in the fight against Climate Change.
In Australia the shortest night runtime location is Darwin which is one of the closest points of Australia to the Equator with mid summer at 11.49hrs dusk until dawn on clear not overcast days, and mid winter is a minimum of 12.76hrs.
The rest of Australia's runtime is up to 15hrs per night mid winter which our model range accommodates with ease and models to also accommodate shading through the day.
We do not dim our lights, they run at full power from dusk until dawn when the correct power model is used for the installation location.Competitor Designs
ALWAYS CHECK DATA SHEETS FOR ACTUAL RUNTIME CAPABILITIES as most imported products only offer 8-12hr daily runtime which does not work for Australian conditions based on the information on Darwin above.
They will run short or completely flat over-cycling the battery which in turns decreases battery life and the need to replace batteries long before they should be needed if designed correctly.
Most do not accommodate shading as they have one power model so your almost guaranteed to have product failure or use dimming to conserve power.
LITHIUM ION (LiFePo4)Cylindrical Advantages
Compared to prismatic cells, cylindrical cells can be produced much faster so more KWh per cell can be produced. The electrodes in a cylindrical cell are wound tightly and encased in a metal casing,
This minimizes electrode material from breaking up from the mechanical vibrations, thermal cycling from charging and discharging and mechanical expansion of the current conductors inside from thermal cycling. Cylindrical cells radiate heat and control temperature more easily than prismatic cells.Prismatic Disadvantages
Prismatic cells are made up of many positive and negative electrodes sandwiched together leaving more possibility for short circuit and inconsistency.
The larger cell size minimizes the possibility for automation leading to a lower degree of consistency. The internal electrodes can easily expand and contract causing deformation which can lead to a internal short circuit and are more prone to swelling similar to lead batteries.
Was designed that no direct impact is possible directly to the solar module due to distance between the PC dome and a shock absorbing adhesive attaching the module to the internal reflector reducing risk of shattering.
Our top dome design also ensures birds cannot easily use the solar bollard as a resting point as there are no flat surfaces or edges for them to grip on to. This also eliminates the need for bird spikes.
Also our design ensures no debris, dust can settle easily blocking the solar panel from recharging at full capacity daily.Flat Top Design
Flat top solar panel designs are exposed to hair line fractures as there is not enough air space between the solar panel and the top outer cover. Direct impact on the solar panel will hairline fracture the cells making it fail or shatter and no longer be capable of recharging the battery.
Flat top solar panels mounted on top of the bollard with exposed edge sections make it very easy for birds to rest or nest on or debris and dust to settle on this flat surface reducing the amount of irradiation into the solar panel thus reducing recharge capabilities and imminent failure of the battery